Deborah Kearns

Deborah Kearns is Managing Editor of Brand Content & Communications with Finance of America Mortgage. In her role at FAM, Deborah oversees all social media, public relations, and content strategy for the company’s retail and third-party origination mortgage business. She’s also a member of the FAM Marketing Leadership Team.

Deborah has more than 17 years of experience in journalism and corporate communications. Previously, she was managing editor of mortgage content at LendingTree where she led a team of two staff writers. She oversaw all mortgage and housing content for LendingTree and its sister websites. In prior roles, she was a media spokesperson and mortgage reporter/editor with Bankrate and covered mortgages as a staff writer at NerdWallet. Deborah spent nearly eight years as senior editor of corporate communications at RE/MAX World Headquarters.

Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in public relations from Ball State University. She lives in Denver with her husband and two children.

Articles by Deborah Kearns

If you’re buying a home in a rural community, you might qualify for a USDA loan. These loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and offer an affordable homeownership path to low- and moderate-income borrowers in approved r... read more

Buying a home for the first time could be a smart money move. After all, there are many benefits to homeownership, including the potential to build generational wealth and provide a safe place to live for your family. But because there are so ma... read more

A fix-and-flip loan is short-term funding that real estate investors use to buy a property that they fix up and resell for a profit. This is known as “house flipping.” Fix-and-flip loans can include funding for the property and renovation expens... read more

Making eco-friendly improvements to your home can be good for the environment – and your wallet. If you’re looking for ways to go green at home, it’s worth considering eco-friendly home upgrades like installing energy-efficient doors, windows,... read more

Is it better to rent or buy? This is a common question among consumers considering homeownership. To answer it, you’ll need to look at your current financial situation, long-term plans, and personal goals. Homeownership isn’t for everyone, and t... read more

What Is a Jumbo Loan?

A jumbo loan is a mortgage for homes that exceed conventional conforming loan limits. For 2022, the conforming loan limit is $647,200 in most parts of the U.S., while borrowers in high-cost areas can get conforming loans up to $970,800. These limits... read more

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